MWC 2014: HTC Desire 610 promises low-cost LTE goodness

MWC 2014: HTC Desire 610 promises low-cost LTE goodnessWe covered the new HTC Desire 816 yesterday, but HTC had another new addition to the Desire range too – the low-end Desire 610.

It looks all but identical to the 816, though it's a bit smaller, and while the spec sheet has also been trimmed to drive down the price, HTC has left the LTE radio inside for some low-end 4G fun.

The Desire 610 may be smaller than its phablet brother the Desire 816, but with its 4.7in display it's a long way from tiny. Resolution-wise you're looking at qHD (that's 960 x 540), and while it uses the same Snapdragon 400 chipset as the Desire 816, it's clocked at a more leisurely 1.2GHz.

The downmarket spec continues with 1GB of RAM, 8MP/1.3MP cameras that can record 720p video but not full HD and a 2040mAh battery.

You're a bit better off when it comes to storage, as HTC has resisted the temptation to drop below 8GB of fixed storage, and there's a microSD slot for adding more of your own.

HTC is also keeping faith with its commitment to decent audio thanks to the pair of BoomSound stereo speakers on the front, while like the Desire 816 it takes a nano-SIM.

You'll have to wait until May to see this one on the shelves, unfortunately, and there's no indication on price yet either.

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